Unlikely music critic of the day

6/7/2003




23:49:47




Reply from THE MAYOR is I’m AT THE GAP BAND, ISLEY BROS. CONCERT. JUST WORN OUT FROM HANGING. (06/08 12:49AM EDT) to What are you doing?
6/7/2003

23:56:19

WHAT Are YOUUUU DOING? MAYOR KILPATRICK (06/08 12:56AM EDT)
6/7/2003


23:58:03


Reply from Christine Beatty is I am laying here watching Antoine Fisher. Just chillin. (06/07 11:58PM CDT) to WHAT Are YOUUUU DOING? MAYOR KILPATRICK
6/8/2003




0:01:11




Reply from THE MAYOR is That’s HOW I WAS PICTURING U. DAMN NEAR NECKADE, JUST CHILLIN! (06/08 01:01AM EDT) to I am laying here watching Antoine Fisher. Just chi
6/8/2003



0:07:11



Reply from Christine Beatty is LOL. I actually have on my Ralph Lauren pajamas and I’m chillin! (06/08 12:07AM CDT) to That’s HOW I WAS PICTURING U. DAMN NEAR NECKADE, J
6/8/2003



0:19:35



Reply from THE MAYOR is That’s CLOSE ENOUGH. (06/08 01:19AM EDT) to LOL. I actually have on my Ralph Lauren pajamas an
6/8/2003


0:33:58


Reply from Christine Beatty is LOL. I just had a little mini dream about you. (06/08 12:33AM CDT) to That’s CLOSE ENOUGH.
6/8/2003



0:35:56



Reply from THE MAYOR Is LOL! I’m HAVING MAJOR DREAMS. THE ISLEYS Are KILLING THEM. (06/08 01:35AM EDT) to LOL. I just had a little mini dream about you.
6/8/2003



0:37:24



Reply from Christine Beatty is The Isley’s are killing what? (06/08 12:37AM CDT) to LOL! I’m HAVING MAJOR DREAMS. THE ISLEYS Are KILLI
6/8/2003



0:42:32



Reply from THE MAYOR is THEY ARE STILL PERFORMING! AND JAMMING: HELLO, CHOOSEY LOVER, ATLANTIS, ETC. ( 06/08 01:42AM EDT) to The Isley’s are killing what?
6/8/2003




0:44:32




Reply from Christine Beatty is Ohhh. Those are the jams! You still think of me when you hear love songs? (06/08 12:44AM CDT) to THEY ARE STILL PERFORMING! AND JAMMING: HELLO, CHO
6/8/2003



0:47:46



Reply from THE MAYOR is HELL YEAH! LIVIN FOR THE LOVE OF YOU! (06/08 01:47AM EDT) to Ohhh. Those are the jams! You still think of me wh

Some of the approximately 6,000 text messages released this week by order of Wayne Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny, part of the scandal that drove both Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (“THE MAYOR”) and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, from office. Kilpatrick was in Denver in June 2003, attending the 71st Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors; the concert was at Red Rocks.

The Isley Brothers’ 2003 tour was in support of their R. Kelly-produced Body Kiss album, but former Mayor Kilpatrick shows a discerning taste for the classics: “Hello, It’s Me,” a Todd Rundgren cover, comes from the Brothers’ funk-heavy 1974 album Live It Up, “Voyage to Atlantis” comes from 1977’s platinum-selling Go For Your Guns, and “Choosey Lover,” from Between the Sheets, was a late-night-radio slow-jam hit in 1983. But the best comes last: “For the Love of You Pts. 1 & 2” was one of the two biggest hit singles from 1975’s epoch-making The Heat Is On, the other being “Fight the Power”.

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